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Samworth acquires West Cornwall Pasty Company

Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers has acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co (WCPC) from private equity investor Endless LLP, British Baker has learned. 

Warburtons launches Toastie Pockets as sandwich alternative

Warburtons has unveiled a new product for 2017 – Toastie Pockets – which it claims enables anyone to make a sandwich toastie easily.

British Baker's top 10 most-read bakery industry stories of 2016

As the year draws to a close, we present the 10 stories that attracted the largest audience among subscribers to British Baker’s e-newsletter in 2016.

TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Brits spending more on free-from products than sparkling wine

Free-from food and drink has been one of the fastest-growing categories in UK supermarkets this year, according to research by analysts Nielsen.

Foodservice drives 7% sales hike at Macphie

Ingredients supplier Macphie has reported a hike in sales and profit in its full-year results, driven by a strong performance in foodservice.

Health campaigners attack ‘shocking’ level of salt in crumpets

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Bells Food Group expects £500k festive sales hike for steak pies

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group is anticipating a £500,000 jump in sales for its festive steak pie range, with its Christmas turnover predicted to exceed £2.5m.

Pret A Manger to trial sandwich bread with fewer additives

Pret A Manger has revealed it is to trial sliced sandwich bread free from all additives except ascorbic acid following claims by The Real Bread Campaign that the chain is serving baked goods containing additives to “unsuspecting customers”.

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